Saturday morning, February 11, 2017, the group of Fresno Mindfulness Walkers met at the Denny’s at Clovis Ave. and Inyo, just north of Kings Canyon. Inyo connects to the Fancher Creek Canal trail, and walkers strolled along full and flowing creek and then canal banks for almost 2 miles to Church Avenue, and then back.
After the walk, walkers gathered for a few moments to share their observations: Many people out on the trail enjoying nature. Exceptionally clean and void of trash thanks to the efforts of the Fancher Creek maintenance crews and Tree Fresno. Trees along the creek banks were labeled like in an arboretum. Span of older trees and then newer banks and landscaping. Signs of duck mating season. Crossing Kings Canyon is like entering an enchanted forest. Walkers were pleasantly surprised to encounter 4 gentlemen seated in a circle playing cards on a cardboard box next to the rushing of creek water into the canal. Walkers noticed birds, including Kill Deer. Walkers saw goats and heard roosters. Much of the ground was soaked from the recent rains, and walkers noticed the different sounds and textures of the earth beneath our feet. Walkers noticed a blue tarp covering a person with a dog sitting alongside under some oleanders near the edge of the canal. Walkers saw 2 unopened jugs of milk cooling in the creek under the railroad track crossing.
What a beautiful walk! A big thank you to the community group that helps maintain it. Linda
It was such a joy to walk along that water. It was interesting to see the neighbors who embrace the canal by setting out chairs and viewing platforms (and even putting up a lovely tree swing for all to enjoy). It is surprising that there were also those who put up big fences to set themselves apart from the canal. Beautiful trees, wildlife, and clean trails made it a very pleasant walk. Enjoying the amazing power of water!! Kathryn Johnsen
Fresno has water! To walk this route: Park at Clovis Ave and Inyo in the Denny’s parking lot -just north of kings canyon. Walk down Inyo to catch the trail south for as far as you’d like to walk. Lori
Such an interesting walk…a beautiful day in our rain washed community. Judith
Great Saturday. I so look forward to these walks. Liz
I felt connected to mother earth right here in the middle of an urban area. Irene
I think you found one of the coolest places to walk in Fresno. Looks like you’re on Fancher Creek between Kings Canyon and Butler, right? Everardo Yes, Everardo, you are right!
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